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Nicole Long

Nicole Long’s work has appeared or will shortly appear in Ampersand Literary, Belle Rêve Literary Journal, Scarlet ...

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All I Wanted Was A Summer Job But What I Got Instead Ruined My Life

“Henry was a very secretive man, always kept to himself and never let anyone into his personal bubble. Being extremely heavy set, well above average height, and having some physical deformities, he always stayed in the back so he wouldn’t have to talk to anyone. The only time his customers would see him was very late at night when he left the shop, or if you asked for him.”

Hummingbird

“I look at my phone, ten minutes to nine, almost time to start. I grab my bag, making sure my secret is close to me, and walk out the door. Around the corner there is a small alleyway, dark enough so you can’t see anything but close enough where I can see everything.”